Safety and Security Assessment

Title Abstract Publication Date
Security Planning and Design: A Guide for Architects and Building Design Professionals. Collects the contributions of several authors to provide architects and other design professionals with guidance in security planning for both new and existing facilities. Basic design concepts are... 12/31/2003
Selecting a Security Systems Integrator. Outlines a due-diligence process for selecting a security systems that addresses security assessment steps, envisioning security challenges, implementing the process, and persistence in asking... 06/30/2009
SMART School Tool (School Multi-hazard Assessment Resource Tool). SMART is a multi-hazard vulnerability assessment for schools to use in analyzing their current safety and security level of preparedness. Each assessment module focuses on one hazard with specific... 12/31/2004
Statewide Seismic Needs Assessment Using Rapid Visual Screening (RVS). Covers the enactment of an Oregon statewide seismic needs assessment that includes seismic safety surveys of K-12 public school buildings and community college buildings that have a capacity of 250...
Statewide Summary of School Access Safety Audit Questions.[West Virginia] Presents tabulated statewide results of the School Access Safety Audit questionnaire (, with 55 West Virginia counties accounted for. The... 12/31/2006
Systemizing Safety in Higher Education. Outlines organization for effective campus security, listing the components of a thorough safety assessment, describing typical security challenges according to type of facility, and advice on how to... 10/31/2006
Texas School Safety Center: Campus Safety and Security Audit Toolkit. Assists safety audit teams with their work, being a toolkit written for personnel who will be conducting the audit, and including a campus safety and security audit tool. A variety of survey,... 12/31/2006
The Best Defense: Comprehensive School Security. Advises on funding school security, the components of a school safety assessment, emergency training for staff, and creation of a school emergency management plan. 02/01/2008
The Fundamentals of School Security. ERIC Digest. This digest presents ways that school administrators can realistically assess their schools' security needs. Checklist surveys that involve parents, students, law-enforcement personnel,... 10/31/1999
The Safe Schools Manual. The Safe Schools Manual is a manual of self-inspection checklists covering environmental, health and safety regulations for secondary occupational and career orientation programs in New Jersey public... 12/31/2010
Threat Assessment in Schools: A Guide to Managing Threatening Situations and to Creating Safe School Climates. Since June 1999, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Secret Service have been working as a team to better understand--and ultimately help prevent--school shootings in America. Findings... 06/30/2004
U.S. Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools. Contains a wealth of helpful information and links to other education programs and federal agencies.
Under Siege: Schools as the New Battleground. Provides information from experts in the security industry concerning school violence and its prevention. Articles address the lessons learned from recent school shootings that may help reduce future... 06/30/1999
Upgrade or Replace? It Depends. Advises on assessing the viability of existing campus security systems by considering whether or not they are functioning properly, as well as their age, serviceability, and expandability. 04/30/2008
You Can Prevent Most School Shootings. Discusses techniques to prevent school shootings, including policy changes, visual screenings, metal detection, trained dogs, and armed officers. 10/31/2006